R&B star Alicia Keys has issued a statement a formal statement surrounding controversial comments made in the May issue of Blender Magazine, which hit stands today (April 15). In the article, the Grammy Award winning said that “Gangsta rap was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap didn‘t exist.” “I feel it is necessary to clarify the comments that were made during my recent Blender magazine interview since they have been misrepresented,” Keys stated. “Anyone who knows me and my character, knows that I am not a conspiracy theorist or, by implication, a racist. My comments about ‘gangsta rap’ were in no way trying to suggest that the government is responsible for creating this genre of rap music. The point that I was trying to make was that the term was over-sloganized by some of the media causing reactions that were not always positive.” The songstress also admitted to wearing a gold AK-47 pendant around her neck to symbolize her “strength, power and killing ‘em dead.” “AK-47 is a nickname given to me by some of my friends in jest, as an acronym for Alicia Keys and a metaphor for wowing people with my music and performances, “killing ’em dead” on stage,” Keys said. (Source)

Two words – Damage Control…

4 replies »

  1. so all the time shes telling people that gangsta rap is plan to make black people kill eachother, she has a gold ak47 round her neck symbolizing “killin em dead” lol is she mad!

  2. I have been waiting for her damage limitation card to pop up!

    (Howdy J, managed to get up on here – SUBSCRIBE PPL!)

  3. Damn, Alicia…

    You should have kept it gangsta, because we all know that your original statement was 1000% true.

    Say what you mean, and mean what you say~!

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